About

Simon Farrell
Future Fellow
University of Western Australia

I am a Professor in the School of Psychological Science at the University of Western Australia. My research involves experiments on human beings guided by computational models. Research areas include working memory and episodic memory (particularly for order and time) and modelling of decision making.

My past and present collaborators include Gordon Brown, Geoff Ward, Chris Jarrold, Casimir Ludwig, Satoru Saito, Mark Hurlstone, David Leslie, Steve Lewandowsky, Klaus Oberauer, Roland Baddeley, Iain Gilchrist, Eric-Jan Wagenmakers and Roger Ratcliff. Information on current students and the lab is here

I am an Associate Editor for the Journal of Memory and Language (also 2009-2011), and previously for Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology (2011-2016).

I teach a research+seminar unit that in previous years has covered reward and memory, and the psychology of science, and also teach in units on social psychology and theory and practice of psychology. In previous years I have taught about experimental methods (1st year), the psychology of science (3rd year), memory (2nd year), statistics (MSc), cognitive modelling (3rd year), neuropsychology (MSc), and the psychology of language (MSc).